The Mexican Revolution: Pieces of art to be displayed in the US

The Philadelphia Museum of Art held in October an exhibition of modern Mexican art in partnership with the Museum of The Palace of the Fine Arts of Mexico.

By Valeria Bigurra Friday, February 26, 2016 comments


The Philadelphia Museum of Art will display in October 2016, an exhibition of modern Mexican art in partnership with the Museum of The Palace of the Fine Arts of Mexico.



During the exhibition, one will be able to see artworks ranging from the year 1910 to 1950. This entire display of expressions and movements, portrayed across on canvas is called “Paintings of the Revolution: Mexican Modernism”. The diplomat, Miguel Basañez, the ambassador of Mexico in the US and directors of both museums, unveiled this upcoming event, which will certainly delight all audiences.


According to the diplomat, the paintings created during the Mexican Revolution capture much of the country’s history. Those days back in the country (considering movements and civil rises), represent a very important era for art in Mexico, and it was a critical period in which the cultural expressions of the country reached new levels and gained international recognition.


The exhibition will be held in Philadelphia for six months, and then it will be taken to Mexico City in 2017.



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During the display, once may appreciate the works of art created by a small group of talented and acclaimed artists such as Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, among many others.


During the 20s and 30s, Mexican art gained plenty of popularity in the US, and was also the subject of several exhibitions; additionally those days were the time when many collectors and museums acquired most representative works they display and have today.



Miguel Fernandez Felix, director of the Museum of the Palace of the Fine Arts of Mexico, announced that the murals of Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros will be presented through a technological project developed by the two museums that will digitize their works so that they can be portrayed on the walls and ceilings in utter harmony with the architectural elements of the building.



Felix said, quoted in an article in “El Sol de León” that this is a project that manages to gather technology, education and fun, which is something the two museums are seeking.



This exhibition aims to be a joint open space between the two countries, which does not happen much and it offers a broad overview of five decades of modern Mexican art.